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What Will You Be, Grandma?

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Publisher Comments:

What can Lilys grandma be when she grows up? An artist, someone that makes candy, a doctor, a fairy . . . so many possibilities!

Every child is asked what they would like to be when they grow up, but Lily decides to turn the tables by asking her grandma the same question! What answer will Grandma give? This enchanting book illustrates the touching bond between a grandparent and grandchild.

Review:

"Assured by her granddaughter Lily that she 'still has a long way to go,' Grandma is game to entertain a number of possibilities for her next act. 'You could be a lady who goes to schools and says, ‘No more lessons today. Everyone go and play,' ' writes British author/actress Newman in the voice of her young narrator. In fact, nothing is off the table as far as Lily is concerned; Grandma could even grow a pair of wings or cultivate 'flowers that never die' and unpopular vegetables that taste like dessert. Clark fills out her watercolor and pencil fantasies with a passel of subsidiary characters and whimsical detailing (the patchwork pattern of Grandma's wings is a nice touch). But a tableau prettiness prevails and keeps readers at arm's length; the narrator's imagination is in overdrive, but the book has the overall tone of a reverie. One thing is for sure, though: Clark's portrayal of Grandma as a stylish, un-grayed woman of a certain age is sure to win her grownup fans. Ages 3 — 6." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Nanette Newman is a well-known actress who has appeared in many films, including The Raging Moon and The Stepford Wives. She is also a successful author who has written many books, including more than thirty childrens books.

Emma Chichester Clark studied at the Royal College of Art, where she was taught by Quentin Blake. She has written and illustrated many acclaimed picture books and was short-listed for the Kate Greenaway medal in 1998.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780763660994
Author:
Newman, Nanette
Publisher:
Templar Books
Author:
Clark, Emma Chichester
Subject:
Family - Multigenerational
Subject:
Children s-Reference Family and Genealogy
Edition Description:
Picture book
Publication Date:
20120831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 1
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4-COLOR
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
9.72 x 11.13 x 0.39 in 1.045 lb
Age Level:
from 3 up to 6

Related Subjects

Children's » Imagination and Play
Children's » Picture Books » A to Z
Children's » Picture Books » General
Children's » Reference » Family and Genealogy

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Product details 32 pages Templar - English 9780763660994 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Assured by her granddaughter Lily that she 'still has a long way to go,' Grandma is game to entertain a number of possibilities for her next act. 'You could be a lady who goes to schools and says, ‘No more lessons today. Everyone go and play,' ' writes British author/actress Newman in the voice of her young narrator. In fact, nothing is off the table as far as Lily is concerned; Grandma could even grow a pair of wings or cultivate 'flowers that never die' and unpopular vegetables that taste like dessert. Clark fills out her watercolor and pencil fantasies with a passel of subsidiary characters and whimsical detailing (the patchwork pattern of Grandma's wings is a nice touch). But a tableau prettiness prevails and keeps readers at arm's length; the narrator's imagination is in overdrive, but the book has the overall tone of a reverie. One thing is for sure, though: Clark's portrayal of Grandma as a stylish, un-grayed woman of a certain age is sure to win her grownup fans. Ages 3 — 6." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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